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Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

simple strawberry shortcake recipe for warm summer months
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shortcake, strawberry
Servings: 8
Author: Greg Fleischaker

Ingredients

Shortcake Biscuits

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp melted butter for top of biscuits

Vanilla Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla paste

Strawberries

  • 2 quarts strawberries

Instructions

Shortcake Biscuits

  • Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in the bowl of your food processor or mixing bowl
  • Pulse a few times to combine, then add the butter and pulse until the texture resembles fine crumbs, or use your hands to combine
  • Whisk the milk and egg together and pour through the feed tube of your food processor while pulsing until the dough comes together evenly
  • Turn the dough out onto your counter, lightly floured, and form into a square, the wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour
  • Set the oven rack in the top position and heat oven to 425, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat
  • Remove the biscuit dough from the fridge and roll out into a square about 1/2 inch thick, and cut out shortcakes and place on tray
  • Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle with just a bit of coarse salt
  • Bake until risen and nicely browned, around 5-10 minutes depending upon your oven, and definition of nicely browned

Vanilla Whipped Cream

  • Combine the cream, sugar and vanilla paste in the bowl of your stand mixer, or use a hand mixer
  • Start your machine on low, and slowly turn up the speed until the cream is nicely mixed and just comes to stiff peaks

Strawberries

  • Rinse and hull your strawberries, and then cut into whatever size you consider bite sized

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe Assembly

  • Serve when shortcakes come out of the oven, while still warm
  • Cut shortcakes in half, place a few strawberries on top of one half
  • Liberally spoon a large dollop of cream over the strawberries, and then add a few more berries on top of the cream
  • And then add a bit more of whichever ingredient you love the most!